The wingback chair. Ok, this post is not meant to be a serious exploration into the history of the wingback chair. There is a lot of information on the web about its origins, but I wanted to show it to you as I saw it recently. There is always something at High Point that your eye keeps stumbling upon. It was the wingback chair for me this time. So, here is my free-form poem to it:


“I fell in love with you. Yes, you, wingback chair. You are old and you’ve been around for a few centuries.You are beautiful. But you have changed. You have so many looks. Let’s see…

Here you are, more traditional but with some modern lines. With tufted back and nail accents. You wear leather. You have slightly pointed wings, a little flare in the arms and double bun feet. I like how the leather has a slight wear to it. You are masculine.

Wide wings make it look a bit more contemporary but the leather, nails and tufting give it a traditional flair.

Shake off the nails, take out some tufting, change your feet to a clean tapered leg, and put on that rose textured fabric. You are so feminine now!

Smooth lines make this chair suitable for a variety of decor styles.

If we bring back the nails, but keep the fabric light, you are still feminine. You have a tight back, shorter arms, and just a few tufting buttons.

Nail accents and the upholstery fabric in pale pink/beige make this chair look a bit formal.

You are curvaceous! Nail accents adorn you, the leather is tight, and you swivel.

I will choose this swivel chair over others any day! It is roomy and comfortable.


Here you have your definition in your wings. Your arms curve up a bit for added comfort.

One of the very few wingback chairs with a center panel defined on the back.

With the back tilted backwards, you are in lounging mode.

The leaning back of this chair makes for better lounging experience.

Look at the wood frame you are wearing! Look at the subtle curve of your legs!

The wood frame defines the lines of this wingback chair.

You are outlined here with a black frame, and some nail accents. This combo suits you so well!

This chair will certainly be a strong accent in a room setting.

You spread your wings wider to give your guest more room around the shoulders. You have the arms to rest one’s elbows.  Nails and tufting are gone. You look more modern.

Transitional and modern spaces are a perfect background for this chair.

You are slim. And contemporary. Chenille looks beautiful and comfortable on you!

Beautiful, clean lines. Very attractive!

Traveling through the centuries, you arrived slim, with tapered legs and your back lowered, with no nails, and no tufting. You will fit nicely into open spaces without obstructing the view.

The lower back of this chair allows for placement in rooms with standard ceiling height without obstructing the view.

White! It looks stunning on you. The channel tufting is your contemporary answer to the buttons. And your curves will make your guest feel like heaven!

Such a pretty, contemporary interpretation of the classic chair!

You are perfect. You are the wingback chair of modern days. Your pointy wings. Your curved arms. Your slim wood legs. And…

Very comfortable to sit in. Beautiful wingback chair with clean lines.

… your back!

Love the exposed wood frame on the back on this chair! So elegant!

As you can see, something classic can be re-designed into something suitable to the modern interiors. I think this particular transformation is beautiful and can be incorporated in many decor styles. Are you now in love with this chair just as I am? Can we find a perfect spot for it in your home?

If you have some ideas in mind but you aren’t sure how to place furnishings or need professional advice on your decorating project, fill out the form below and let’s design something perfect for you and your lifestyle!

With all inspiration and finds from the High Point Market I am ready to take your project on!

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From Spring 2017 High Point Market – Part 2 – Wingback Chair